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Wondering about Ennis candidates

Letter to the Editor, I WONDER.  I wonder about several articles and letters to the editor that have been published in the last month or so.  Many have voiced their opinion about how wonderful one person or another is; each of them seeking office. We all should utilize that feeling and vote. One lengthy letter […]

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To the editor: I would like to know how the article on Angie Juenemann’s DWI became about my husband, Red Sanders. Red had absolutely nothing to do with anything regarding Angie, yet your newspaper and others have dragged him into the issue, even bringing up events when he was Chief of Police, which had absolutely […]

Mayor’s pub position not outside mainstream

To the editor: I was disappointed to observe that in its Tuesday issue the Ennis Daily News chose to sensationalize Monday’s City Commission discussion of proposals that would permit the opening of a clean neighborhood pub downtown. Notably, the EDN headline reads “Pub still a public issue – Downtown pastor pushes back, mayor voices support.” […]

Appreciates, supports Holley

To the Editor: By the standards of most Ennis residents, I am considered a newcomer with about 10 years of living in the city and buying two homes. But I have been in Ennis long enough to be aware of the outstanding leadership qualities and moral character of mayoral candidate Brian Holley. See the report […]

Upset with wrong address on letter

To the Editor: As a lifelong resident of Ennis, I would like to point out a simple yet misleading error in a recent letter posted in your paper regarding Mayoral candidate Brian Holley. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Supports Holley for mayor

To the editor: As a person who has known Brian Holley for over 45 years, I could not be more proud of his decision to run for Mayor of Ennis. Brian comes from a close knit Christian family of 7 brothers and wonderful parents. Brian has been volunteering for and serving the community of Ennis […]

Cost of Higher Education

To the Editor: In many if not most areas, I believe government is too intrusive in our private lives, even in lower education. I fully support home schooling and believe those that do should be supported by vouchers. Same pay for equal work – isn’t that the mantra often heard? Public schooling is fine as […]

Let’s not take our government for granted

To the Editor: This letter is a reminder to the EDN readers about infrastructure in our community. These activities routinely proceed without our attention. Recently we have been made aware of problems which have occurred in Flint, Michigan. Thank God for Lake Bardwell, the source of our water, and the city for operating a safe […]

In support of Pagan for Precinct 1

To the Editor: I am proud to write this letter of recommendation for David Pagan for county commissioner, Precinct 1. David Pagan worked with me in Austin, sometimes putting in 16 hour days, and I am confident he is the best candidate to serve the people of Ellis County as Commissioner. Conservatives who want a […]

Supports Juenemann

  To the editor: Angie Juenemann, my good friend and a life-long Ennis resident, is running for mayor of Ennis. I have had the privilege of working with Angie on several projects, including the new Ennis Public Theatre, and I can vouch for her leadership and follow-through! This woman gets things done! I am continually […]

Roe anniversary serves as reminder

To the Editor: We are reminded again of the horrible sin of abortion. It is an ongoing reminder since Jan. 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wadethat it was legal for a woman to have an abortion at any stage of development, all the way through nine months of pregnancy. Except, […]

Contention within city is good

To the editor: Since 2000, the City of Ennis population has grown roughly 17.5%. Since 2002, City of Ennis expenditures have grown by more than 67%. These numbers are based on data collected from city-data.com and the budgets presented to the public by the City of Ennis. The numbers do not include the expenditures of […]

Ennis is poised for success

To the editor: I want to congratulate the city and the commission on appointing a new city manager – Scott Dixon.  Ennis has seen two city managers in the past 34 years. The average tenure for a city manager in Texas is three to five years, according to Chris Hartung, who the city hired as a consultant. Mr. Hartung has been helping cities across Texas fill vacancies for […]

Replace radical commissioners at election

I first want to congratulate Dr. Kinze for appearing before the commission . I find that all who actually know what is happening in this city agrees with him. A few months ago most everyone was really excited with the progress of the city and all the new programs that was started, and with the […]

President is right about troops on the ground

  In this opinion column the writer states several things that America (USA) is good at. I believe we should not overlook what we are not good at. We get very low marks on helping rebuild the infrastructure of a country after the troops are gone. The money it takes to build hospitals, repair utility […]

Who’s On First?

To the Editor: I am writing to express my displeasure with the treatment I received at the Ennis City Commission meeting on Monday night.  During my attempt to speak about my concerns with the Economic Development Corporation agenda items I was cut off and the Mayor spoke condescendingly to me, making me feel like I was a […]

Corporate Farming: Who Owns the World’s Seeds? 

This summer, agrochemical, biotechnology, and seed giant Monsanto dropped their bid to acquire their Switzerland-based competitor Syngenta. Initial merger serenades were sternly rebuffed by Syngenta, and Monsanto’s interest turned into a $46.5 billion hostile takeover.   Monsanto had no fear of backlash from U.S. antitrust officials. And there’s the rub, the reason a failed merger […]

Oncor sale raises red flags for 3 million ratepayers

By Bob Jackson AARP Texas The Texas Public Utility Commission has a new opportunity – and maybe even a moral obligation – to protect the state’s utility customers from a very dangerous deal. On Sept. 29, a group of investors filed with the PUC to take over Oncor, the largest electricity delivery company in the […]

Thoughts on the Recent Republican House Drama

Dear Editor: Brian Babin is the only member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas who is also a member of the Freedom Caucus. This conservative network of House members is at the center of the controversy involving the retirement of John Boehner, the removal by Kevin McCarthy of his name for election […]

Update to article on Old City Lake/Kiwanis Park

Dear Editor: I’m happy to share with readers some clarifying information regarding my article on Old City Lake/Kiwanis Park (“A day in the park,” Oct. 11).  Former Ennis City Manager Steve Howerton contacted me about the island mentioned in the piece, and this is what he had to say about it:  See the letter in […]

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